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  • n. The formation of a hernia.

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  • n. rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes


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  • After birth, the exposed organs are returned to the abdominal cavity and the herniation is closed via surgery.


  • Reversal of hindbrain herniation after maternal-fetal surgery for myelomeningocele subsequently impacts on brain stem function.

    CHOP publications spina bifida

  • The critical thing is to detect it before the incredible pressure inside the solid box of the skull has caused herniation, that is, the forcing of the brain down through the openings at the base of the skull.

    CNN Transcript Mar 19, 2009

  • The problem is more complicated than a rupture, or "herniation," because the pain originates inside the disc, not in the adjacent nerves it touches.

    Beating The Back Ache

  • The herniation can cause the unprotected bowel to be damaged during delivery.

    Gastroschisis — Welsh

  • Fetal ultrasound showing giant omphalocele with liver herniation.


  • Walsh DS, Hubbard AM, Olutoye OO, Howell LJ, Flake AW, Johnson MP, Adzick NS: Assessment of fetal lung volumes and liver herniation with magnetic resonance imaging in congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

    CHOP congenital diaphragmatic hernia publications

  • View larger image »As a consequence of the herniation, the unprotected bowel may be damaged and not function well after delivery.


  • For proper counseling and management, it is important to distinguish gastroschisis from other abdominal wall defects, such as omphalocele, which is a membrane covered herniation of the intestine into the base of the umbilical cord.


  • The size of the herniation determines the mode of delivery as well as the postnatal treatment of omphalocele, while the degree of liver involvementdetermines the level and type of omphalocele treatment.



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